Reverse Engineering: a Medusa

Precedent_Medusa (scyphomedusae) Drawings

This is a Machine Assembly Drawing of a ridge of a designed object developed from Medusa’s jelly fish drawings. The fabrication of this doubly-curved creature was not resolved as merely an egg-crate nor stacked contours, but sub-divided as chambers with endoskeleton and exoskeleton, expressed and supported by scales, skin, vertebrae and tentacles. All these elements are essentially developable and readily produced on the laser-bed.

It extends from a two-dimension representation to posing a challenge on the seriousness on the construction norms of blob-like objects.

J-final drawing [Converted]

Analysis: Eames LCW

Reference_Eames Lounge Chair Wood

Each of the undulating parts of the chair was understood as generated from a set of boundary and surface curves with minimum control points, which exerts an invisible weight and effective control over the double curved surfaces. This set of economical curves extends from dimensioning the one to one furniture to modeling the quarter scale miniature, it was utilized to generate the formwork and experimented with the grain of birch veneer. When the curves of the desired geometry was confronted with the curves from the of material nature, the target geometry was challenged and the veneer tended to crack or leave flaws. Mechanical and air pressure were constantly tested on the formwork and options of scores or grains on veneer, until a satisfactory level of manipulation on the outcome could be achieved.

axon to AI 04nov2010 [Converted]

Behavioral Study: Material Simulation

This project is in pursuit of rigorously modular but wild order.
Each module is folded from a plane of identical size, different diagonals and cut lines give rise to a set of 12 individually oriented units.They are rigid and crystal-like, yet display a completely disordered manner, like a liquid. The orientation in which the friction joints operate is the only restriction on the continuation of the sequence.
The set is classified into three categories, according to how they tend to orient the sequence as it grows. And a site of 18”x18”18”, divided into regions that restrict the choice between categories is put into play and 12 “shoots” sprout from the flat soil in which the “seeds” emerge. Within each category, a module is picked according to a certain probability, when a sequence hits the boundary walls or one another, a module from another category is picked and it mutates. The shoots grow, entangle and wilt. The aggregation thus becomes particular in all senses under the field condition induced, and the system defies a pre-figured or stabilized result.
It can not be more ordered, nor chaotic.